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, every time i go back, the city really looks like it's recovering, this is a huge black eye, the world is watching, all of a sudden in the middle of the biggest game of the year, the biggest sporting game of the year, the power goes out and the momentum of the game changes. this is not good for the city. i love the city. i'm just being honest, mark? >> no. and we've had an incredible week here. it has been one incredible week this city has been looking forward to since the recovery from carekatrina. they wanted the people to come back, it's been a festive atmosphere throughout. you have to wonder, where will this go. the aging infrastructure of this facility itself, it's been through massive renovations since katrina, we damaged it, remember the rooftop damage we saw here. a lot of renovation in the stadium, and now the questions will be asked, not necessarily about the city but the facility isself. and we're waiting to here, like everybody else why this happened. why during the second half of the biggest game of the year, why did the lights go out here at the superdome. >> mark, stand
that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes holding a weapon. they felt they could not hold off any longer. >> at this point, fbi
." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning some incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both of them have said they essentially didn't do anything wrong. this was a dramatic event. starting right as the third quarter got under way in the superdome last night. we've got video of the lights going out. we've got the video of cbs sports which in tandem with showtime was doing a beh
that helps other victims. and stacy head, the new orleans city council talking about the blackout. dean heller, dr. helen fisher with match.com, unveiling new numbers on singles in america. berman. no offense, mrs. berman. just kidding and comedian and author heather mcdonald. >> we haven't even started and i'm in trouble. it's tuesday, february 5th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> and our starting point this morning. new details behind the six-day or deal for a 5-year-old boy held captive in an underground bunker in alabama. little ethan back in the arms of his family this morning. >> his abductor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they
blackwell is live from midland city. and victor, ethan turns six today. it's his birthday and this morning new details about his rescue. >> reporter: john, we also have new details about the seemingly premeditated method of this operation to kidnap ethan and for the first time we are seeing the crime scene thanks to new photos from the fbi. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage for a week. this is the pipe of fbi says dykes told agents to use to communicate and we now know why he made that request. a day after the raid, bomb technicians found an explosive inside that pipe and a second explosive inside the bunker. jimmy davis jr. is a neighbor. he saw the setup in its early stages. >> it was covered up with two sheets of plywood and nailed together with things and stuff as a door to open to it. >> reporter: authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker, but they were inside watching. . >> reporter: authorities say dykes had reinforced the bunker, but they were inside watching. the hostage rescue team snuck in a tiny camera. in mr. dik >> mr. dyke
city. within hours, police identified her as sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, a native of staten island, new york. sierra had been missing more than a week, after disappearing during what was supposed to be her first foreign vacation. turkish police suspect she's been murdered. >> it has been determined she was killed with a blow to the head. for us to give concrete details of the case, we need more time to investigate. it's not right to say anything about the ongoing interrogation of the detained people. she was a tourist traveling alone. >> these are the last known images of sierra, security cameras caught her on the night of january 20th, walking alone inside a shopping mall. sierra flew from new york to turkey on january 7th solo, because a friend cancelled coming along at the last minute. she was an amateur photographer who shared her photos of istanbul's mosques and skyline with friends she met on instagram. sierra is believed to have met some of these instagram acquaintances during her stay in turkey and during a short side trip to amsterdam. sierra's husband steven sounde
protesting the city's new ban on nudity. the protesters were part of a group of about a dozen people protesting at city hall on friday, the day the new law went into effect. i love this creative video that we were able to get. the group was in various state of undress, but only those who were fully nude were taken into custody. >>> to washington state where a new government job has just opened up. pot expert. yes, you did hear me correctly. the state is looking for a marijuana consultant to help craft laws for the newly legal drugs. if you're thinking of applying, you need five years of working experience, including how to grow and harvest the plant, as well as experience with cannabis testing. that is exactly what it sounds like, yes. >>> good morning, everyone. once again, i'm randi kaye. it is 7:00 on the east coast, 4:00 a.m. on the west. thanks so much for starting your morning with us. we are following breaking news this morning on the shooting death of a former navy s.e.a.l. known as the deadliest sniper in u.s. history. 38-year-old chris kyle was killed yesterday along with a
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the new details as they come into us here at cnn. >>> now, let's take you to midland city, alabama, where a desperate standoff is entering its sixth day. police are keeping in contact with jimmy lee dykes. he abducted a 5-year-old last week. victor, good morning. we have heard that dykes is allowing the thing of delivery of toys and food and medicine. do we know how they're getting it to him? >> randi, good morning. we don't know how that's being given to ethan and jimmy lee dykes. that's one of the questions we asked. we asked how that happened and one of the questions we asked, that was not answered. authorities here keeping a lot of the details to themselves because they do not want to agitate, as they tell us, jimmy lee dykes. the most recent communication that we had with authorities is that they say the line of communication is open both with jimmy lee dykes and they're ready to speak with him, as they say, whenever he's ready to talk. also with the parents of this 5-year-old boy ethan. they are getting updates every hour on the hour and we also heard from a woman named michelle ril
sixth day. cnn's martin savidge is in midland city for us. martin, the bus driver is being called a hero. what are people saying about him tonight? >> reporter: well, they are saying every kind of word that means hero when they refer to charles poland. that's exactly what he's being considered by just about everybody in this community because of what he did, the fact he was driving the school bus and according to witnesses stood up and tried to protect the lives of the 20-some children that were on that bus. and then died as a result of it. i should update you a little bit on the standoff itself. not a major change but there was a news conference originally scheduled, it's been cancelled. not uncommon. it simply means authorities haven't got anything really new to say. very little information coming out because these are very sensitive negotiations that are ongoing. the concern is that perhaps the suspect here may have some way to listen to news media. but then you get this very specific information from time to time from authorities, and they mentioned that tonight cheese its, a snack f
in a major city, but it could happen. 9/11 happened. people would have this to not only defend themselves against an individual intruder. >> here is the thing. if you strip out the ar-15 from the equation and take all the guns out, that senator feinstein wants to take out -- wait a minute. you're still left with 2,200 guns you can legally buy. >> the problem is you're obsessing over one gun that a bad human being has used a couple of times. >> no, no, wait. >> no, no, let me finish. hold on a second. >> the past five mass shootings in america. >> guess what, the last shooting that i could have been a victim of, it wasn't an ar-15. you're obsessed over the ar-15. have you ever had a gun to your head? >> no. >> have you ever had a man look you in the eyes and say i'm going to your head off? >> no. >> with expletives while grinning? i had a gun to defend myself. i didn't have an ar-15. he didn't have an ar-15. >> why would you need an ar-15 in that situation? >> you're missing the point. >> i'm not missing the point. >> anything is an assault weapon when it's in the bad hands of the bad pers
in new orleans. it's a situation where everything post 9/11 happens in a major city like superdome you have to start asking questions. there was no terrorism involved. nothing that way. the crowd never got to be in a panicked state when half of the power went out. when the company that supplies the energy to the superdome said basically it was a power surge. the system thought there was an abnormality and shut down. equivalent of at your house a power breaker goes off. a breaker broke. and the half of the energy in the stadium goes off. half the power goes off. here's the thing, for those of you watching at home you had no explanation because the power went out on the side of the announcers, jim nance and phil simms for cbs. you could not hear them because the power was out on their side of the stadium as well. so fans were in the dark inside the stadium and all over the world because there was no explanation. what happened was there was a surge -- there was no fire as originally reported. and the players resumed after 34 minutes on of a power outage. >> 34 long minutes. it felt like i
gone through a whole week with the stadium and city showing they could host an event of this magnitude. it not a gradient issue. this was about a piece of electronic equipment that monitors the electricity coming into the stadium. officials called it an "ab normality." really, it's just like in your house, when you have to go down to the basement and flip the switch again, that's what happened with the officials. they had to flip everything back open. lights slowly came back on. 34 minutes. a big delay for the ravens especially. right before, a kickoff return for the touchdown. right before that, the halftime show. and their offense hadn't been on the field for more than 80 minutes. you could see it affect the game. it became what had been a blowout, became a real nail biter, and the ravens managed to win. here is the winning quarterback talking about the very unusual night. >> unbelievable. just one of the things you have to deal with. you everyone, i'm sure down the road it will make for a better story. >> reporter: here is a statement for the mayor here. the power outage was an unfo
across the city remain under guard. the homes of more than 50 lapd families threatened in dorner's manifesto. >> we will capture dorner, we will bring him to justice. >> reporter: investigators say the axle on dorner's truck broke. he left weapons and camping gear behind, torching it all, perhaps a sign his plans went awry, forced to change course. in the mountains east of los angeles, some 600 cabins searched. that trail now cold. dorner sightings pouring in. a los angeles lowe's home store was emptied sunday after a false alarm. shoppers forced out single file. heavy police response. no dorner but plenty of frayed nerves. now, lapd saying their tactical alert has now been taken down for the moment at least because they have dosh they don't have so many calls around the dorner issue and they're able to handle everything but at the moment it's a huge expense for this agency to keep those 50 families under 24-hour protection. wolf. >> the prosecutor, the riverside county district attorney is briefing reporters. >> -- shot at in the city of corona in our county and then the survivi
lee dykes is dead. i want to get straight to martin savidge who is covering this story in midland city, alabama, about 100 miles south of montgomery. what more can you tell us about this little boy ethan and where he is and how he is tonight? >> we know he's surrounded by a very happy family. that would be his mother, his siblings, and extended family and we have been told that he is in good shape physically. of course, what's got to be determined is how is he doing mentally after this long ordeal. >> i know thatsd going to be a big question. there have been reports that the little boy may have had some sort of autism. that he really could have some psychological challenges to deal with. what do you know, martin, about how this rescue happened. why it happened today, and not three days ago? >> yeah, well, i guess the reason that authorities said to us is they noted in the last 24 hours, there had been a brackdown in the attitude of mr. dykes. they had been in constant contact, but they noticed he had deteriorated. they also said they saw him with a weapon in such a way they thought he
's following the investigation for us. what's the latest, brian? >> reporter: one city official tells us this is the most analyzed piece of electricity in history. we do have new information on concerns about the power supply in the month leading up to the super bowl. in the months leading up to super bowl xlvii, there were worries and warnings among superdome officials about the stadium's power situation. that's from memos from the superdome management group. october 15th, 2012, a memo from pat toppler refers to transient spikes in loads in the system that had previously occurred. >> the concern whether the connection point from the grid to the superdome was reliable. this memo says a test determined that the power feeder line had some decay and had a chance of failure. >> a letter five days before that from an outside engineer hired by the superdome said based on test results, the superdome's main and only electrical feed are not sufficiently liable to support the high profile event schedule. >> and in response to that entergy and superdome services constructed a whole new vault that t
of vatican city. pope benedict xvi stepping down. he'll retire at the end of the month in order to late younger man take over as pope. here is part of the resignation letter. i have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to be adequate exercise of the petri there. e ministry. i thank you most sincerely for all of the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and i ask pardon for all my defects. here is reaction from the archbishop of new york, high he ranking catholic in the united states. >> my appreciation for him which was already high is enhanced a bit because with this sense of realism that he has such an esteem for the office of the successor of st. peter which is what the pope is the bishop of that perhaps i'm not up to it and i can best serve jesus and his people by stepping aside. so i have to admire him immensely. >> and the cardinal was surprised. bill dolan is the catholic league president. surprised, a cardinal finding out via matt lauer on a telephone call, i have to ask you, does this sound like there is s
of the lives on that bus. he's from a little town just outside of midland city, newtown. kind of the place where everybody knows everyone else. population 1,500. got that motorcycle, as well, going by. population 1,500 where we're expecting a lot of those people to be at his funeral today. it actually, the crowd is expected to be so large they had to move it to a civic center. i met a friend of his, pastor robert smith. if he was alive, if he survived, he would probably be here trying to get that boy out of the bunker. also, listen to what a person who lives here in midland city says about ethan, that 5-year-old in that bunker with jimmy lee dykes and the community that surrounded him, she says, with love and support. >> we can fight and we can push through and we can pray and that our prayers are going to be answered that ethan is coming home to be with his large family. >> her name is michelle riley. she is making black, blue and red ribbons. black to mourn the death and blue and red to symbolize the school colors of dale county schools, miguel. >> sound like a very fitting tribute for m
. workers at a business near the container in national city, california, say they found a magazine full of bullets, a military belt and a helmet in the dumpster. tonight, ac 360 takes you inside the mind of christopher dorner. tonight, 8:00 eastern, right here on cnn. >>> no pinching, no medical insurance, this is the new reality according to one of the navy s.e.a.l.s involved in the osama bin laden raid. he's speaking out for the very first time about his nightmares and providing for his family. my panel weighs in on this next. . right in the old bucket. good toss! see that's much better! that was good. you had your shoulder pointed, you kept your eyes on your target. let's do it again -- watch me. just like that one... [ male announcer ] the durability of the volkswagen passat. pass down something he will be grateful for. good arm. that's the power of german engineering. ♪ back to you. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti
to stay away from. he could be dangerous in the future. >> well, neighbors in midland city, alabama no longer have to wonder if jimmy lee dikes will be dangerous, he's the man who snatched a 5-year-old boy off a school bus and is holding him in his underground bunker. it is now day six of his standoff with police. victor is live in the city. what are you hearing this hour from police. >> fbi agent tells us the line of communication is open from jimmy lee dikes and they communicate with him whenever he wants to. they also tell us they are grateful they have been allowed to pass on what they call comfort items, potato chips, the medicine that's needed. we're told this 5-year-old boy ethan has adhd and asperger's. coloring books to keep him serious. he made a point of taking care of our boy. we also note the parents of ethan are getting updates every hour on the hour from authorities. as it does every day when the sun comes up now day six of this standoff, the activity is picking up here. we're not showing the tactics live, or whatever is happening behind us on this property, because t
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for a news conference and late new details now from midland city as we wait for authorities to step in front of the cameras there. i want to bring you up to date on what went down today. the boy in question, 5-year-old ethan is safe tonight. we just got this photo to the left of him entering the hospital safe and sound, his armed captor, an alleged killer, is dead. jimmy lee dykes grabbed the boy from a school bus six days ago. after holding the boy in a bunker for nearly a week now, talking with authorities through a pvc pipe things began breaking down. today authorities went in saving the boy and killing jimmy lee dykes. we're waiting to hear from state, local and federal officials. we just learned that president obama has spoken with fbi director mueller to congratulate him on how the operation ended, how things went down. as we wait for that news conference, we are joined now by marty savage, who is live in midland city. what's the latest on how the little boy is doing? we know he did go to the hospital. >> reporter: right, susan, yes, we've been getting some updates on how he is. he's b
's been a lot of fun. this is a city built for a party. there's no party bigger than the super bowl. everyone is walking around, you have the ravens fans shouting out to the 49ers fans. they're trying to get the hometown a little bit of a push, everyone's in the mood to have a good time. it's a beautiful day. great day for a football game. >> it sounds like new orleans is making a roaring way back on to the national scene. all eyes are on the star quarterbacks in this game. tell us about their contrasting styles and experience? >> yeah, this is really interesting for people. it's new guys coming to the stage, someone's going to win their first super bowl today. which is always exciting at the quarterback position. and two very different styles, they're both still kind of young guys. joe fwl joe flacco is only 28 years old, he throws like an old school quarterback. definitely tries to use his height over the line, and throws these great long balls, he has great power, good accuracy, even on the d ball, we saw him beat peyton manning's team with a long pass. we've seen him do that a c
in chicago have the city in shock. the killing of a 15-year-old girl, gunned down just days after performing at president obama's inauguration. her funeral was yesterday. let's go to ted rowlands with the latest in chicago. what do we know? >> the death of hadiya pendalson has struck a nerve not only in chicago but across the country. tonight, they have two men in custody. one is an 18-year-old man, the other, a 20-year-old man. both are members of a chicago gang. according to a police source, there was no witness who came forward to break this case. police officers worked on tips and were able to go out and find win witnesses. they do not have the murder weapon, according to the source. the charges that the two young men face, one charge of murder. two charges each of attempted murder, and some weapons violations. we're waiting for a press conference at the bottom of the hour with more details, but two arrests in the death of hadiya pendleton. >> do we know what kind of evidence police allegedly have against these two in. >> they don't have the murder weapon, which, of course, is a problem
family lives in fear and what the government's protection. >> and murder in chicago have the city in shock. the killing of a 15-year-old girl, gunned down just days after performing at president obama's inauguration. her funeral was yesterday. let's go to ted rowlands with >> reporter: they have made arrests arrests of two of them. they were both picked up on saturday night. they've now been charged with one count of murder and two counts of murder plus some weapons violations. michael ward according to police, the 18-year-old, has confessed to killing high dia pendleton by accident. he thought there were rival gang members in the group and opened fire. he didn't realize he was opening fire on a 15-year-old and her friends after they had just completed a final exam in high school. ward said that he got out of a car, shot the individuals under this overhang in a park, and then was taken away in a getaway car by williams. according to police, nobody stepped forward. the break in the case came from the police were getting leads and going out and actually finding witnesses that they w
. now all this played out in midland city, alabama, where martin savidge is tonight. martin, what's the latest? >> reporter: well, what we know, anderson, is that the little boy, of course, has been rescued and that the gunman is dead. ethan is the 5-year-old, by the way. we should point out here that, as you said, law enforcement noted that there was a sense that things were breaking down, at least with that gunman. they said that dykes was apparently getting more and more irrational. they also saw him with a gun in a way that they thought was frightening to the little boy. they wasted no more time. they have had hostage rescue teams standing by around the clock, ready to move atty moment's notice. that notice was given. there was apparently an explosion. whether that was a distraction or the entry, they made their way in, there was gunfire, dykes was killed and the little boy was rescued. the pentagon was involved in some way here, leon panetta okaying the use of special equipment used for monitoring. that would have meant that military personnel were also on site but were not p
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